Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 13, 2012
Here's hoping the new oil spill claims czar will do better (editorial)
The Press-Register (Mobile, Ala.). August 11, 2012.
"WHILE THEY are both accomplished trial lawyers, the two men chosen as administrators of the BP oil spill claims process are a study in contrasts…" (Read more)
State lacks plan for RESTORE Act projects
By Jordan Blum and Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). August 13, 2012.
"WASHINGTON — With the federal RESTORE Act now law, state officials, environmental groups and others are trying to figure out how billions of dollars’ worth of coastal restoration projects will be put into action…" (Read more)
Anglers, guides say trout problem the result of oil spill
By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). August 12, 2012.
"As BP's oil approached the coast in 2010, many marina operators and fishing guides who had been wiped out by Hurricane Katrina found themselves looking back at that disaster with something akin to longing…" (Read more)
Rare whooping crane making a comeback
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). August 10, 2012.
"South Louisiana residents may soon have a chance to glimpse one of the rarest and biggest birds in North America…" (Read more)
Sen. David Vitter wins increase in alligator hunting tags
By Bruce Alpert and Jonathan Tilove, The Times-Picayune. August 11, 2012.
"Sen. David Vitter, alligator hunter promoter? The Louisiana Republican recently pushed the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to issue more alligator hunting tags in the Henderson area after hearing from local fishers that a rising alligator population is destroying their fishing traps. The alligators were dining on bait…" (Read more)